OK... I must admit, DIPA's are beginning to grow on me...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Bradystraps, Feb 21, 2013.

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  1. SToneyBrew

    SToneyBrew Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2009 Virginia

    I much prefer DIPAs to regular IPAs. They are usually more balanced INMHO (stronger malt). Check out Avery Maharaja, Great Divide Hercules, and Oscar Blue Gubna
  2. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
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    I had one of these last night, keeping in mind I also had a Citra the night before, lets just say I was a touch let down.
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  3. RWNay

    RWNay Aspirant (242) Oct 7, 2010 Illinois
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    A few years ago it was one of my favorites! Last year I bought some and it didn't have the same appeal to me that it once had. But I recall it having a lemon flavor and it being more hop-forward. It does have a nice malty balance, and is a little sticky but for my taste buds, I wouldn't put it in the maltier category. I do look forward to having this one again this year in the late spring. Good beer!
  4. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,527) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Drink enough DIPA's and there's a huge difference between world class and just good.
  5. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (251) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    It is the same on my end as well and back in the day when I didn't like hoppier beers at all, I avoided DIPAs because I just assumed that they would be worse. But then over time and as I started to appreciate the hoppier brews I figured I would give a few a shot, and I liked them better than most IPAs I had.
  6. brewfly

    brewfly Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2012 New York

    pyramid outburst
  7. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Aspirant (282) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    If you want something less citrusy, you might just wanna go with a regular IPA and not a DIPA...

    Sixpoint Bengali Tiger is a great, creamy IPA that has some citrus hops but a nice malty backbone.
    Founder Centennial IPA is a great malty IPA as well.
    Actually, Burton Baton (DfH) is a really great DIPA, and very smooth as it's a blend of old ale and DIPA, also aged on wood chips.
  8. Holsie

    Holsie Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2012 South Carolina

    Agree with Alchemy--excellent DIPA that gets overlooked
  9. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Devotee (486) Aug 21, 2012 New York
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    This is a hard one to track down. Probably my most sought after beer right now.
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